Whether you’re heading across the Channel to support your boys in the Euros, packing the car up for a family camping trip, or taking a romantic city break in Paris, France has plenty to offer for every kind of holidaymaker.
We know you love holidays, and we know you love taking photos, so to help you capture the most impressive pictures on your French adventure, we’ve compiled a list of eight très beau spots where you can enjoy truly picturesque views.
Now all you need to do is brush up on your vocabulary, pop on your Breton stripes (the lovely ladies from our digital team show you how it’s done here) and pack your camera for a trip to remember.
Gorges du Verdon
If your idea of a perfect holiday is a week spent hiking through stunning scenery or kayaking on calm waters, then this is the place for you. With lovely lakes and breathtaking landscapes, you’re sure to come home with some very pretty photographs.
Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy is one of the most magical sights in France. A medieval monastery sits atop an island in the midst of a beautiful bay, and it’s easy to see why the entire place is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Provence is pretty villages, sun-kissed fields of lavender and tempting vineyards. The varied landscape offers plenty of perfect photo opportunities, but it’s that picturesque expanse of purple that really epitomises this lovely region.
Historical Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village in the heart of Bordeaux. Another World Heritage site, it’s also known for its wine, so you’ll never be far from a delicious tipple after a long day of taking photos.
Sitting on the Med, Collioure is sunny, warm and the perfect place for a summer getaway. Collioure’s church is one of the most painted locations in France, but you don’t need to bring your paintbrush to capture its quirky tower – just remember your camera!
For a sophisticated city break, forget Paris and try Nice. Take incredible sunset snaps as you walk along the beach, and spend your days simply soaking up the irresistible glitter and charm of the Riviera.
Explore the tree-lined streets and Roman buildings of Nîmes, including its magnificent amphitheatre. With sunshine, ancient culture and plenty to point your camera at, what more could you want from your French break?
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Carcassone has a fairytale feel thanks to its medieval castle and old walled town. In fact, it’s the largest medieval city in Europe with its walls still intact. Get lost in the cobbled alleyways with your camera to while away an hour or two.
Wherever you’re heading in France this summer, bon vacances!